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Sturgeon’s unsubstantiated innuendo against Celtic

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Nicola Sturgeon, used her PR stage yesterday to posing a question implying Celtic were actively breaking Covid rules, which is clearly untrue.  The First Minister said:

“I have also seen some photographs, and I don’t know the full circumstances, that would raise a question in my mind about whether all the rules elite players have to follow in their bubble around social distancing are being complied with.”

This is a rhetorical device of those practised at manipulation.  Throw in an “I don’t know”, which technically negates what follows, but allows you to make any unsubstantiated allegations, even those you highly suspect to be untrue.

She has responsibility to set the rules and ensure they are monitored.  If she is unhappy with the rules she sets, she should own that responsibility.

This crisis is not a game.  Our First Minister used her position yesterday to throw unsubstantiated innuendo in the direction of Celtic.  Our political leaders need to be responsible when they make unsubstantiated comments THEY KNOW will stir up anger and resentment against a club who only hours earlier complained at not being protected from sectarian crime.  Cut the innuendo crap and find a better government that Boris Johnston’s to shadow, pretty much the entire planet is outperforming them both.

She is a clever politician who knows what she is doing and is taking us for fools.  I have no doubt how this played in the demographic she was aiming for.

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  1. Phil

     

    I left Glasgow in 1970 well before it was the BH – I went in once or twice when it was the Granite city.

  2. prestonpans bhoys on

    PHILBHOY on 6TH JANUARY 2021 7:44 PM

     

     

    Two offside goals already, one for each

  3. squire danaher on

    BT

     

     

    Where are the polis? The Feds? the National Guard??

     

     

    Blacks would be mowed down in their hundreds for less.

     

     

    Never seen anything like it.

     

     

    Never again can the Yew Ess Ay right wing zoomers lecture the world on democracy.

     

     

    If this was anywhere else they’d be calling this armed insurrection.

  4. Go tell the Spartim on

    Just read the cqn article on selling Eddie, my goodness what a pathetic piece, we’d be outraged if we read that in the SMSM

     

     

    Lower than a snakes belly

     

     

    Adios my fellow balanced Tims

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    SQUIRE DANAHER

     

     

    CNN are going off their heads re Trump

     

    Watching it live on that channel , switched football to iPad

  6. prestonpans bhoys on

    Excellent Manchester game, great save by city goalie followed by one off the post by city⚽

  7. squire danaher on

    BT

     

     

    Absolutely

     

     

    Only place to watch such a thing. Blitzer/King outstanding

     

     

    BBC will be blaming Biden.

  8. SQUIRE DANAHER on 6TH JANUARY 2021 8:06 PM

     

     

     

    BBC will be blaming Biden.

     

     

     

    ##

     

     

    The BBC are covering it live.

     

     

    They’re not blaming Biden.

     

     

    Quite the reverse.

     

     

    Lets try and keep a connection with reality. Otherwise you end up sounding like a Trump supporter.

  9. ERNIE LYNCH on 6TH JANUARY 2021 8:11 PM

     

    SQUIRE DANAHER on 6TH JANUARY 2021 8:06 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BBC will be blaming Biden.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    The BBC are covering it live.

     

     

    They’re not blaming Biden.

     

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    Ernie is correct ,It’s not BBC Scotland.

  10. Very serious in Washington. Woman been shot in chest, fighting with police. Windows being smashed and demonstrators pouring through window. Being called an attempted coup by Trump and his supporters according to CNN. Footage of demonstrators lying on floor inside building as if being forced to by police.

     

     

    Shocking

  11. Incredible scenes at the Capitol……………….

     

    One can only wonder at the lives lost if these “protesters” had been African Americans.

  12. prestonpans bhoys on

    Manchester derby 0:0 one shot on target from United. Can see this game going down the penalty path

  13. Hopefully, when things settle down a bit, this will lead to the electoral college being abolished.

  14. Billy Bob hun outside the Capitol with a placard ” Joe Biden is a pedophile ( u.s spelling) all these years later

     

    and that apple has moved fek all from the tree :O(

  15. Terrible scenes in the states, yet it seems with Trump’s defeat and Georgia today that the USA may still pull itself back from the brink. I doubt it though, same as the UK, when you have millions of Trump/Brexit fans who won’t listen to reason then the society is irretrievably broken.

     

     

    Hope I’m wrong.

  16. In recent days around a dozen or so Republican Senators and well over 100 House Representatives all stated that they would not accept the confirmation of Joe Biden as President as per the General Election vote back in November, the Electoral College vote based on those results, and scheduled for today in Congress. Hence the Demonstration we are witnessing right now, one which was addressed, supported and encouraged by President Trump on the Mall earlier today. Trump more than anybody else is responsible for what is in effect an attack on the US Constitution and American democracy, but every Republican in Congress who threatened to support him, and who the Atlantic magazine yesterday described as seditious, bear a heavy responsibility for what is unfolding now. Or later.